Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) hit a record high in July 2019, according to an article on FannieMae.com. They state that the increase results from “Confidence About Not Losing Job” as well as other factors.
Debates about the future of our national economy have always involved many different viewpoints and opinions. Economic advisors and experts build their opinions on a variety of factors, and it is interesting to read their diverse projections. One thing they cannot debate is the fact that our nation has had a decade of low interest rates.
If you purchased a home in the 80’s it likely included a double-digit mortgage interest rate. According to an article on ValuePenguin.com “over the past 48 years, interest rates on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage have ranged from as high as 18.63% in 1981 to as low as 3.31% in 2012.” You can read the complete article including historical graphs here:
Many key factors affect mortgage rates, with global financial market trends leading the indicators. Rates dropped quickly this week according to this article: Mortgage Rates Drop Quickly as Market Panic Sets In, written by Matthew Graham, dated May 23, 2019.
What makes a residential property interesting to you may be quite different than what makes a property interesting to your friends, family, neighbor or co-worker. We aren’t talking about your typical home, we’re talking about uniquely interesting homes. Maybe who owns it or owned it makes it interesting, like the homes of the rich and famous. Maybe the original architect is notorious. Or maybe there is some other surprise that makes a home unique.
For those who have considered buying a home, but have not yet pulled the trigger, this may be the year to make that move. After multiple years of a seller’s market, many sources reflect a shift to a buyer’s market.
Did you know? 22 million people live in manufactured homes in the US! Whether you call it a manufactured home, pre-fab home, modular home, or a tiny home; the US home buyer market is taking a new look at manufactured homes.